November 03, 2005

Election Time!

So our esteemed Governator has called a special election--a complete and utter waste of voters' time and money, but noooooo, we have to have it right now instead of waiting until the next general election. My tax dollars at work. Thanks Arnold!

Anyway, there are 8 statewide propositions, four HEAVILY supported by Arnold (74 through 77). In addition there are a smattering of county measures. Meh. Here's my prediction: Arnold is going down in flames for this. The opposition is heavily out in force for most of these propositions.

In the last 2 days, we have received no fewer than 4 phone calls asking for our "no" vote. Three have been live calls from school teachers opposing 3 of the propositions that directly impact either schools or unions (props 74, 75, and 76). The fourth call was from none other than Warren Beatty. Yes, the actor Warren Beatty called me! Okay, it was a recording of his voice, but I'm so thrilled that Warren thought to call ME SPECIFICALLY. In addition to the three above, Warren is also advocating a "no" vote on 77. I have yet to receive one call in favor of any of the propositions. I understand that things are different on TV, but we don't watch TV so I can't speak to that. All I know is that people keep calling us!

And the irony? We already voted. We voted absentee ballot because Kevin is working at a polling place on election day (doing his civic duty--yay!) and because it's just easier. So when the school teachers call I tell them we already voted. And then they ask which way we voted. HELLO??? Don't you know that's RUDE??? I say, "I'd rather not discuss my vote, thank you." So far I'm being polite and talking to these poor teachers who obviously aren't professional telemarketers, but if this continues, I'm going to have to get nasty. It got to the point where today the phone rang and I was actually shocked to hear my friend Wendy's voice instead of someone trying to influence my vote. Humph.

And no, I'm not going to discuss the content of the propositions or my vote. Don't you know it's rude to ask? Hee hee. Plus there are websites for and against each prop. so if you're curious, look them up yourself.

Posted by Shelby at November 3, 2005 06:36 PM

I intend to vote no on 78 and yes on 79.

Posted by: Joel at November 4, 2005 01:02 AM

You know, you get to have all the fun. Here in Ann Arbor, Michigan all we get to vote on is whether or not to let the city spend 4 million dollars cutting down trees, because if we don't the Ash Borers will get us. Can you send us the governator for a while so we can have fun elections too?

Posted by: David at November 4, 2005 06:50 AM

You can have him, David. But watch out, he comes with his wife.

Posted by: Joel at November 4, 2005 11:39 AM
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